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Auction 166, Lot 595

Rare Town Plan of Verona

"Verona", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Verona, Italy

Period: 1724 (published)

Publication: Nieuw Vermeerderd en Verbeterd Groot Stedeboek van Geheel Italie...

Color: Hand Color

20.6 x 16.4 inches
52.3 x 41.7 cm
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A stunning bird's-eye plan of Verona, Italy, showing all of the buildings, fortifications, roads, and surrounding countryside. An impressive 100 locations are identified with a numbered key. The plan is adorned with the city's coat of arms and the lion of St. Mark holding a sword. This plan was published in Blaeu's town book of Italy, first published in 1663, and later republished by Pierre Mortier in 1704 and 1705 and by Rutgert Alberts in 1724.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BLA-4d.

Condition: A

Stunning impression and color with light mat burn in the wide margins. There is a short edge tear at left.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,100

Sold for: $900

Closed on 2/14/2018